Perhaps your accommodation doesn't have either free internet or wi-fi, where to go for access.
Port Macquarie has quite a few places.
FREE WIFI IS AVAILABLE AT:
Port Central Shopping Centre, Hay street, Port Macquarie
Port Macquarie Library, Corner of Grant & Gordon street, Port Macquarie
FOR A FEE:
Port Internet Hub, Short street [Internet Café]
Settlement city shopping centre, Bay street, Port Macquarie [Internet kiosk]
As it happened, we were here when the "Tastings on Hastings" festival was on. We were told by a local to go, which we didn't as we had other plans. We did get caught in the big traffic jams early in the morning, and the heaps of people heading to the festival and trying to cross the roads.
There were over 100 stalls, serving different types of local food.
Entry was a gold coin donation - Can't beat that!
It was like the whole of Port Macquarie was there!
Sunday at the end of October from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Yearly event.
Also on during the year is a Craft Expo, Festival of the Sun, held in December, Beatles festival held in February, Ironman Australia, Running festival, Festival of Body boarding, Saltwater/Freshwater festival, Heritage festival and probably many more!
Then there are the smaller events that are just held at Port Macquarie once, like the wooden classic boats we came to see.
There always seems to be something on!
Favorite thing: What I liked about many of the walking trails in Port Macquarie, were the information boards with the history about the people of the Aboriginals that once lived here. Take the time to read and learn about their lives, where they hunted and gathered their food, some were at the beaches on my Beaches & Headlands walk.
Favorite thing: As Port Macquarie is situated in a warmer climate, pretty sub-tropical flowering trees grow well here. The Jacaranda tree is used by local councils to line the street and are a real picture when the trees are covered in purple/blue flowers. In Port Macquarie, as I was walking along one of the streets, I found some white flowering Jacarandas, not quite as common as the purple nor as pretty.
When on holidays, it can be a bit of a problem finding somewhere to do your washing that doesn't cost and "arm and a leg!"
Luckily, in Port Macquarie, I saw more than one self-serve, coined operated Laundromat.
The one in my photo was
Flynns Beach Service Laundry -
Shop 3 -52A Pacific Drive, Port Macquarie.
Others you will find are .....
Clifton Laundrette, on Hastings Drive [main road into Port Macquarie]
Fishermens corner Laundrette, 1A Murray street, Port Macquarie.
Port Plaza Laundrette, Shop 1, 128 Gordon street, Port Macquarie.
Willing & Able Laundrette, Shop 3, 17 Short street, Port Macquarie.
ALL OF THESE ARE SELF-SERVICE LAUNDRIES.
Allman Hill is a great place to visit to obtain fantastic views of the Pacific Ocean, the Hastings River and the landscape to the hills in the distance. However its original use was for the first cemetery in Port Macquarie in 1821. The original gravestones are retained and a noticeboard gives an insight into the problems faced by the first settlers and the need to establist this cemetery.
Located on Stewart Street , Port Macquarie and a pleasant 15 minute walk from the town.
Favorite thing: On the Town Green near the river front you will see a statute of Sir Edmund Barton who was the member for Hastings in the NSW Parliament. In 1901 the individual states of Australia formed the Federation of Australia and the Commonwealth Of Australia was formed with a Federal Government and Sir Edmund Barton was elected the first Prime Minister of Australia.
Located in the centre of town on Clarence Street this internet cafe has good equipment but is open for limited hours, from 9am in the morning to 5:30pm in the afternoon.
57 Clarence Street
Phone: 6584 4744
Just near the Macquarie Hotel
Let’s make no secret of it. We both like a nice cold glass of beer. Being abroad is always a challenge to find a beer we like, which reflects our taste of having a beer. In Australia it was sometimes rather difficult. We found out that there are quite some local beers, only known in that particular area. But anyway, we did like the Tooheys.
Tooheys is an Australian brewery in the suburb of Lidcombe in Sydney and is a standard lager. The brewery dates back to 1869 and the brand Tooheys was first brewed in 1930. Tooheys can be found on tap at almost any bar in New South Wales, although it is not so common in other states and sometimes even has a poor reputation overthere. We saw that it was also available in cans and bottles as Tooheys Draught. Good taste and flavour!
There are lots of activities to participate in around the lake, not the least of which would be the brisk walk or amble on the timber promenade. I caught sight of this ferry arriving at the dock....preparing for the day of rides for visitors no doubt, so I took a couple of photos and listened to the music for a little while.
Fondest memory: I guess that there are many things that I like about Port Macquarie now where before I hadn't been all that interested. So it has the charm of small town friendliness but big town shopping and entertainment facilities. Yep, I like it better now than I did all those years ago. Of course I would have to learn how all of the streets work......get a map for instance. LOL.
Favorite thing: Port Macquarie is a large and attractive holiday destination on the Mid North Coast. In our opinion it must be one of the best tourist destinations on the New South Wales coast. It has everything: a history which dates back to convict times, superb nature reserves in the area, some interesting historical buildings, lovely beaches with good surfing and excellent fishing opportunities, a fine museum, beautiful walking tracks around the headlands and beaches, lots of amusements for the kids; even a koala hospital.
Located on the New South Wales Holiday Coast at the mouth of the Hastings River, Port Macquarie boasts some of the most pristine waterways and magnificent beaches in Australia. With an abundance of things to do, beautiful nature reserves, and a colourful history, Port Macquarie is a coastal resort town that has something for everyone. The climate is noted for being one of the best in Australia with average temperatures ranging from 20C - 32C in Summer, and from 8C - 21C in Winter.
Fondest memory: When we visited this tows. They had some celebration. I didn't understad, but I enjoyed the dance and other programs in the town. I was shopping for a half an hour.
Favorite thing: If you are a surfer you will have a good time. They have many beaches. They are not full of people, specially in the winter.